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Jun 01

Drive-thru End of Year Good-bye Parade: June 11th


We will be celebrating the end of the school year with a GOOD-BYE PARADE for every grade level.  This is a time for students and families to take one last visit to school and be celebrated. Teachers and staff will be there cheering on their students into the summer. All you need to do is drive through the Front School Drop-Off Loop. Feel free to decorate the car, make a sign, or just bring a smile and positive energy! Please see the schedule below:


Grade Level Time
Pre-K 10:00 a.m.
K 10:30 a.m.
1st 11:00 a.m.
2nd 11:30 a.m.
3rd 12:00 p.m.
4th 12:30 p.m.
5th 1:00 p.m.

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Jun 01

Drive Through Materials Pick Up and Virtual Transition Day



Student Item Retrieval & Fundraiser Pick- Up Day:  June 4th & 5th

PreK – 5th  

June 4th

Last Name Time
A – L 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
M- Z 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A-Z 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

June 5th

Last Name Time
A – L 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
M- Z 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Below are some key safety points

  • Please remain in your vehicle at all times.Items will be placed in back seat or trunk.
  • Items will be passed out by cafeteria exterior doors.
  • Staff will be wearing masks and will practice social distancing. You may want to prepare your children for this ahead of time


Virtual Transition Day:  June 9th

PreK – 4th


Current Grade Level Time
Rising K 10:00 a.m.
Rising 1st 10:30 a.m.
Rising 2nd 11:00 a.m.
Rising 3rd 11:30 a.m.
Rising 4th 12:00 p.m.
Rising 5th 12:30 p.m.

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Jun 01

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Kickoff
For the perfect way to start your summer, check out a video about the HCPS Summer Reading Kick-offListen and laugh as 15 of Virginia’s own authors, illustrators and community partners help YOU kick off a summer full of reading and fun. Visit the Summer Reading 2020 Kick-off Landing Page for elementary, middle and high school readers. All activities are optional, engaging and designed to encourage learners to read widely all summer long.

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Mar 12

COVID-19: An important announcement

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health.

Starting Monday, March 16, Henrico County Public Schools will be closed for students for two full weeks of school (through Friday, March 27). We will continue to assess the situation, and decide later if we need to extend this period of closure.

We realize this creates many questions about how students will continue their learning. We have a thorough plan in place, and detailed information about student learning will be communicated in a separate message.

Our teachers and staff will use Monday, March 16, to continue their preparations. “Virtual learning” experiences (digital and non-digital) will be available to students of all grade levels starting on Tuesday, March 17.

During this unprecedented experience, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community. The HCPS Facilities and Pupil Transportation departments will conduct additional cleaning of school buildings and buses, and continue to assess the best cleaning practices.

Additionally, for many of our students, the meals provided at our schools are a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Additional plans are being made to address this vital need across the Henrico Community.

Please know that this is not a decision that we make lightly. We realize that any change to educational schedules is disruptive and inconvenient. However, our priority must always be the health and safety of our students, staff members and community.

Again, more details about student learning will be forthcoming in separate communications. Visit the “COVID-19” page on our website for full information from HCPS.

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Feb 20

Do You Have a Henrico County Public Library Card?

Check out the new Fairfield Area Library! Click here to get your card:

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Oct 01

Child Find Notice

Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s development? Do you believe that your child might benefit from special education? Don’t sit back and wait. Take time to ask about …CHILD FIND”

HCPS Child Find Flyer_English (1)

HCPS Child Find Flyer_Spanish (1)

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Aug 30

An important message for families of students who use bus transportation

This is an important message for families of students who use bus transportation:

First day of school is almost here! Our drivers have been working hard to rehearse their routes and make sure Sept. 3 is the beginning of a great week. With that in mind, we ask for your patience next week as some buses may experience delays. Here’s why, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.

What can I expect during the first week of school?

Thousands of Kindergarten and preschool students are riding a school bus for the very first time. We take extra care with these students, such as requiring authorized adults to show ID in order to get them off the bus in the afternoon. Afternoon delays are inevitable as parents become accustomed to our process, and as our drivers meet many of these families for the first time. In limited instances, bus delays may become very lengthy on the first couple of days, but those delays should quickly shorten as everyone gets used to the new routine.

We also realize that the first week of school can often be filled with emotional moments and “must get” photo opportunities. Sometimes this will result in buses being behind schedule.

Where can I find bus information?

Bus stop information is now available on our website as well as through Rycor Online Forms and PowerSchool. We recommend students be at their morning bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Please review bus stop safety procedures and follow the direction of bus drivers.

Will you let me know if the bus is running 10-15 minutes late?

Pupil Transportation staff makes every effort to notify parents of significantly late buses through School Messenger text messages. For more information on our automated communication methods, click here to visit the Communications and Community Engagement page 

What if I need to call someone in the Transportation department?

If you would like to speak to someone in our Transportation department, you can do that too by calling one of our zone offices. Henrico is a big county that is served by several different transportation zones. To find the zone office that is responsible for your student’s school, click here.

How do I make a formal request regarding my student’s transportation?

Transportation staff receives hundreds of written requests from parents in September. Parents should complete the “School Bus Request Form,” also linked on the web page.  Priority will be placed on assigning new or recently moved students. Requests for changes to bus stop locations will be addressed as a lower priority.

Here’s to a great 2019-20 school year!

Josh Davis
Director, Pupil Transportation

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Aug 28

Henrico Schools using “Anonymous Alerts” system to improve communication about safety concerns

What is Anonymous Alerts?

The Anonymous Alerts safety and anti-bullying reporting system helps combat negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for one-way or two-way anonymous encrypted communication between those submitting reports (students, parents or community members) and school division administration and staff members. System users have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use the new app, students, parents or others simply visit the Henrico County Public Schools website and click on the “Anonymous Alerts” button or the text link to submit a report expressing a concern. Anonymous Alerts apps can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome stores.

Users enter Henrico Schools’ Anonymous Alerts activation code – Henrico – and select the school to which the message should go. Informational posters explaining how to use the system will be displayed in HCPS schools and offices.

To send reports from the internet, go to:

To send a report from your phone:

  • Download the free Anonymous Alerts app from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.
  • Launch the app and enter the activation code, Henrico.
  • Send important reports to school officials.
  • If desired, add a screenshot, photo or video about the incident.


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Aug 20

Questions or concerns about your child’s development? Contact CHILD FIND

HCPS Child Find Flyer_English                   (1) HCPS Child Find Flyer_Spanish



Concerned about your child’s development?

Do you have questions or concerns about your
child’s development? Do you believe that your
child might benefit from special education?

Child Find is the process school divisions
must use to locate, identify and evaluate
children who need special education and
related services. It is the first step in the
process of determining if a child is eligible
for special education. In Henrico County, it is
the responsibility of Henrico Schools to help
coordinate the Child Find process.

For children already in school:
If you suspect that your child may have a
disability, contact your child’s teacher to discuss
the possibility of a referral, or call the HCPS Office
of Exceptional Education at 804-652-3801.

For children age 2-5 (must be 2 by Sept. 30):
If you suspect that your child may have a
developmental delay, contact the Preschool
Testing Team at 804-515-1146.

For children birth to age 3:
Please contact the Early Intervention Programs,
Infant and Toddler Connection of Henrico at


Office of Exceptional Education | PO Box 23120 | Henrico, VA 23223




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